Technical Feasibility of Hermetia illucens in Integrated Waste Management, Renovated with Sewage Water, an Overview

  • R. C. AtunEmail author
  • N. Ashok Kumar
  • K. Srinivas
  • S. Sankaran
  • V. Arutchelvan
Conference paper


In the last one decade, numerous researches have been performed on the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae to establish the optimal breeding condition in contradiction of the computational temperature, wide sort of substrates and sub-optimized feeding ratio. Even though the considerable number of methods has been already established and supervised, there has been a technical lagging always been predominantly in the form of egg hatching rate, moisture tolerance, drainage and rearing requirements to categorize the obtainable alternatives. In order to inculcate the reimbursements of the existing technology and fulfil the knowledge gaps pertaining, in this paper, we propose a monitoring-based real-time hatching system which comprises the technicality and precious management skills. This review emphases a comprehensive nutrition technique for BSF larvae by means of different fodder acclaimability in association with the adaptability of sewage water and accentuate the change in the behavioural characteristics of the adult as well as on larvae stage, which can open a new economic window in sustainable waste management technique and will be capable of addressing multidimensional solution in the form of green and novel alternative.


Hermetia illucens Bioconversion Biodiesel Manure Protein Sewage treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Atun
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Ashok Kumar
    • 1
  • K. Srinivas
    • 2
  • S. Sankaran
    • 1
  • V. Arutchelvan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAnnamalai UniversityAnnamalai NagarIndia
  2. 2.Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd.Gachibowli, HyderabadIndia

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